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Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism

Allissa V. Richardson

Abstract

Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism tells the story of this century’s most powerful black social movement through the eyes of 15 activists. At the height of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, African Americans filmed and tweeted evidence of fatal police encounters, spurring a global debate on excessive police force, which disproportionately claimed the lives of African Americans. The book reveals how smartphones, social media, and social justice empowered black activists to create their own news outlets, continuing a centuries-long, Africa ... More

Keywords: Black Lives Matter, black press, citizen journalism, journalism studies, media witnessing, mobile journalism, news, police brutality, protest journalism, smartphones

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190935528
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190935528.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allissa V. Richardson, author
Assistant Professor of Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg